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Punjab govt ensuring children health protection, education: Minister

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LAHORE, Pakistan: The Punjab Minister for Education Rana Mashhood Ahmad Khan Friday said that the provincial government was ensuring complete protection of children health along with their education.

While presiding over a consultative meeting of representatives of School Education Department and World Food Programme in Lahore, the minister said the Punjab government would start School Feeding Programme to attract the children of resourceless families of educationally backward districts.

The minister said that under this programme, students of public sector schools will be provided food with essential vitamins along with education and children facing malnutrition will be especially benefitted from this programme and their parents will be motivated to send their children to schools.

Representatives of International Technical Mission of World Food Programme, Schools Education Department and different NGOs were present on this occasion. Different aspects of starting of the School Feeding Programme have been considered in the meeting.

Students will save from various diseases due to mal-nutrited food through this programme. He said that World Food Programme will provide necessary guidance to Punjab government for introducing various food models in government schools which will develop interest in the students to get education and increase enrollment in schools.

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